----- Original Message ----- From: "wendy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:52 AM
> Easy to install > FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of media including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, > floppy disk, magnetic tape, an MS-DOSŪ partition, or if you have a network > connection, you can install it directly over anonymous FTP or NFS. All you > need is a couple of formatted 1.44MB floppies and these directions. > > > > THIS IS NOT TRUE! - the installation actually is very difficult and so this > "Superior" OS is not for 99.9% computer users - I'll probably kill my time > only if I lost my job and stay home having nothing to do to configure how to > install it. > > Comparing to Windows, this BSD is very dumb- want to me to tell it > everything. No wonder it's Free. This "BSD" is as smart or as dumb as the end user wants it to be. - Plug and Play has come a long way since it's inception years ago. However, when your windows system decides that your Nvidia 5900 is actually a Trident 8900D, or your SoundBlaster is actually an Adlib card, or your MS Mouse is a Logitech, no matter what drivers you as an admin, reading the manual that came with the component, and scratching your head in wonder, then you'll understand why they really call it Plug and Pray and you'd be forever grateful if only Windows would ask you more than it does. - Windows is much less intelligent than it believes itself to be and will run headlong into a self cratering spiral trying to convince itself that it's doing the right thing. It's the OS, so it must know more than the Administrator! It will do so without so much as an error notice in the event log. It will lock up the desktop with 100% cpu so you can't stop it while it's on it's merry little way until it either blue screens or locks up hard. - BSD is as smart, or as dumb, as you want it to be. BSD will also run headlong into a self cratering spiral, but, it will do so screaming and complaining every bloody step of the way. It will also offer you the ability to thwart the disaster because it believes that you, as root, know what you're doing and trusts you to know. It will diligently do as you request until it can scream at you no more and the kernel reboots in panic. Create a file called com1, then try to delete it on a Windows box and see how smart it really is. You know com1 can be deleted, but Windows will throw a fit, it believes that the OS is smarter than the user and knows what's best. In some cases, it's right, others, it's not. If this is a virus file, you're screwed because the OS won't allow anything to destroy the file. Ever tried to kill a specific process in Windows and got the Access Denied error when you know full well it can be killed? My Freebsd will allow me to rm -rf / and will continue to try to delete everything on the system because it trusts me to know that's a bad thing. It will inform me that it's dieing through it's various avenues, yet it will continue to destroy itself simply because I told it to do so. It will continue to eat itself alive until it can no longer perform the operation. Why does it do that you wonder? It's really very simple. It's because system admins prefer to be in control over their systems and not have their systems in control of them. -- Micheal Patterson TSG Network Administration 405-917-0600 Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"